Patron Conscription

2007, 25 × 31 cm, performance, 500 gilded screenprinted business cards, assistant in bespoke handmade ‘Suit’

Patron Conscription
Patron Conscription

Following a conscription executed with handmade business cards, handed out by an assistant to a passing audience of a public arts festival, 60 patrons became the primary audience of my work for 12 months.


Light Night, 2007, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, UK.

Alex Farrar
Born 1986 in Leeds, United Kingdom
1.5.17 – 1.5.19 Kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fonds Stipendium for Established Artists
18 – 21.5.17 Arco Lisboa with Dürst Britt & Mayhew
6 – 9.2.17 Guest lecturing for the Autonomous Fine Arts department of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.
3.1.17 the ‘suits’ archived book will be distributed by Idea Books and is available now via their website and associated bookshops.
recent exhibitions
Dürst Britt & Mayhew
COLOPHON was built with the ingenuity and patience of DisplayHooray.
The typeface used throughout is Maria Pro, created by Phil Baber, whose 2010 design for the Index book reappears here in the work pages.
Credit also goes to Qubik for my original website (2010–2014), which lives on in the icon based home page.